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Trump to sell planes to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram despite concerns over human rights abuses

The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation’s security forces, according to U.S. officials. Congress is expected to receive formal notification within weeks, setting in motion a …

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Niger forces kill 57 Boko Haram members

Niger security forces killed 57 members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram who attacked a village in the southeastern Diffa region overnight, the defence ministry said in a statement on Monday. Fifteen soldiers and two civilians were wounded during the attack in Gueskerou village, which is around 35 km (22 …

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German Govt Donates 3 Vehicles To Nigeria Police

The German government yesterday donated three Toyota Hilux vehicles to the Nigeria Police. Receiving the vehicles, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris lauded the German ambassador for his efforts in developing the capacity of the police and sought more support to be able to effectively police Nigeria. He said …

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Two dead in new Italy motorway bridge collapse

An Italian couple were killed Thursday when a motorway bridge collapsed on top of their car, police said, as debate sparked over the reasons for the second tragedy of its kind in just over four months. Antonella Viviani, 54, and her husband Emidio Diomede, 60, died at the scene after …

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Italy deports 37 Nigerians

The Italian government has deported another batch of Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country, just two weeks after it deported 33 Nigerians. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fresh 37 deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos, on Tuesday night. The deportees,who …

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South African Government Deports 97 Nigerians

The South African government yesterday deported 97 Nigerians resident in that country to Nigeria, just as the National Assembly condemned in strong terms the xenophobic attacks against African immigrants, particularly Nigerians, and resolved to send a delegation to meet with the South African parliament on measures to be adopted to …

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